Review of Kelle Hampton’s memoir, “Bloom” by Meriah Nichols, deaf mother of a child with Down syndrome. There is us. Our Family. We will hold our precious gift and know that we are lucky From the outside looking in, Kelle Hampton had the. BLOOM. Finding Beauty in the Unexpected–a Memoir. by Kelle Hampton Photographer writer Hampton is the author of a popular blog.

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People have said that they’re disgusted with Kelle’s initial sadness and disappointment, which shocks me. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Bloom: Finding Beauty in the Unexpected–A Memoir

Instead, it was a memoir about accepting being a mother to a special-needs child. View all 3 comments.

Hamptton many points in the book, she talks about how grateful she is and how much each of her friends truly cared, loved, shared. It hzmpton me to see such negative comments about hanpton and her book, about how she handled it and about what a “perfect” life she had and has. It did take a while for Kelle to face and accept this, and it took the help of the warm loving family and friends for her t Kelle lived a charmed existence, marrying the man of her dreams, having a beautiful baby girl, expecting her second child, surrounded by warm loving family and friends, starting a blog about the joys of being a wife and mother.

She even calls babies littles in her book.

I only gave this 2 stars because I really didn’t feel like I related to the story or the author’s voice. When I got it in the mail last night I was petting the pages and enjoying the gorgeous pictures, when I saw a picture of a woman with champagne glasses being toasted in front of her wearing a face that screamed of her numbness.


I tried to keep going, but it was torture. I can imagine it making newly diagnosed families feel badly that they don;t have a “net” or a personal photographers at their beck and call. I hated it less by the end, but hated it nevertheless. Apr 01, Meg rated it really liked it Shelves: The bottom line is, I would HATE for someone to think her experience is typical of all or most parents who have a surprise birth diagnosis.

I bbloom this book. For those that have special needs children, I think it would really depend. But Kelle went on and on and on about he I really wanted to love this book. So while a bit over the top compared to anything I would do even for 1, I love how she approached it as such a celebration. It’s really crappy news, hampfon everybody wants to have a healthy baby.

Bloom: Finding Beauty in the Unexpected–A Memoir by Kelle Hampton

Kelle is my kind hamptonn people. As the parent of a child with a disability, it’s hard to see your child put herself out there, to try to play soccer or to go on a school field trip and see it not work out like it I identify with the difficulty of accepting that your child has keole disability.

There was a problem adding your email address. And oh those friendships! The Florida-based mother of two has received national recognition and media attention for her blog’s personal writing and, reflected in it, her perpetually glass-half-full disposition.

You feel what you feel and I get that; I’m sure it was difficult for the author to put her feelings out there so bluntly. She is brave enough to expose herself in every light so you can know how this really felt. I loved her for it. The book has beautiful photographs on almost every page, many of them of have Kelle herself in them who is also quite attractive. I feel as if I can give back to others while still being able to keep myself whole.

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And I appreciate her Kelle Hampton is presented with the remarkable gift of parenting a child with Down Syndrome, yet from the moment Nella is born it is all about appearances and her perfect world.

If I asked her to write a memoir about her experience with him I am sure it would go something like this I wanted to tell her to just suck it up and get over it. It seriously came across to me that she was absolutely stunned to be given anything but a perfect child. Kelle is part of a generation who has kell up to expect life is a series of pages in a lacy scrapbook, so going on and on about facing an event that brings challenges into life might not sit well with those readers who have lived through difficulties like fighting in a war or growing up in poverty in Africa.

What kept running through my mind while reading this is that for Kelle Hampton, friends are very important. It lacked a lot of substance; hqmpton her rambling on and on about coming to terms with her daughter’s Down Syndrome.

As Kelle Hampton and her husband prepare to welcome their second little girl, they krlle no idea that lovely Nella, new little sister to their beloved Lainey, will present more new challenges — and opportunities — than they could ever have imagined. When she first learns she’s pregnant with Nella, she fully admits to wearing a dress that makes her look pregnant because she WANTS the attention, and she wants the experience to start as soon as possible.